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Direct Support Professional in Philadelphia, PA at KenCrest Services

Date Posted: 12/25/2018

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Job Description

Direct Support Professionals

KenCrest Services is seeking individuals for a Direct Support Professional (DSP) role.  The DSP serves as an empowerment agent for individuals with varying levels of disabilities.  The DSP will participate and create community involvement activities to promote the best quality of life while allowing the individual they support to exercise their power of choice.

The Ideal candidate will be motivated primarily by the opportunity to truly help this population and understands the impact they have on an individual's life.  He or she must be energized, positive, compassionate, client-focused, emotionally supportive and flexibe to maximize the experience for the individual.

Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Serve as both a caregiver and life coach creating opportunities and promoting individuality and independence
  • Participate in meal planning and preparation which may include support for individuals whose primary nourishment is through a feeding tube
  • Contribute to household tasks including linen changing, medication administration and general clearning
  • Daily assistance with all areas of personal care for individuals with complex needs, i.e. bathing, dressing and/or spending time with them in the community


  • High School Diploma or GED, required
  • One (1) year of experience in the behavioral health field supporting individuals with dual diagnosis, intellectual disabilities and complex behavioral health needs, preferred
  • Valid driver's license and acceptable motor vehicle record, required
  • clear criminal record, background checks and drug test in accordance with state requirements, required
  •  Ability to convey, understand and follow spoken and written instructions in English, required
  • Strong Communication skills, required

We offer various locations throughout the Philadelphia area as well as various schedules.

Hourly rate of pay is $12.00

KenCrest offers a wide variety of benefits for full time employees including Medical, Dental, Life/AD&D, Disability, 403b Retirement Plan, Paid Time Off and more. Please see the KenCrest website for additional details.

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